The generic functions implementing slot access are like those described in AMOP, except that each takes a slot-name argument rather than a slot definition object, and the primary methods are therefore specialized differently.
For details, see
Note: by default, standard slot accessors are optimized to not call slot-value-using-class. This can be overidden with the
class option. See the second definition of
below for an example of the use of this.
is not supported as defined in AMOP. Note that there is an internal function of the same name, but this is not optimal. Also,
is not supported. An alternative for fast instance access is to use the